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Dance-Abetic

In Autumn 2012, 2Funky Arts ran Dance-abetic – a community dance and Type 2 Diabetes awareness programme. For 12 weeks, 35 local adults and young people took part in street & Bollywood dance workshops, run by Desi Masti, in Belgrave.  Sessions were accompanied by health information workshops, run by Silver Star (www.silverstaruk.org).  

People of South Asian origin are six times more likely to have Type 2 Diabetes, which can have a major impact on an individual's health. Alongside a healthy diet, exercise is vital in BMI management and waistline reduction,which can reduce the risk.

The project culminated in a community showcase and health event, at Peepul Centre, on 17 November 2012. It featured food tasting, community health stands, health MOT’s, (diabetes testing, blood pressure & BMI), as well as a showcase of our local Street & Bollywood dancers and other artists, hosted by comedian Rob Gee. The project was a big success, with over 50 people attending health checks and over 150 attending the showcase. The Bollywood dancers are now a regular group.

To find out more about how 2Funky Arts can address serious health issues creatively, contact Vijay Mistry on vijay@2funkyarts.co.uk  

With thanks to Awards for All, for their support of this programme.

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